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is here my brother! Dawn! Look in our faces,
A new morning
breaks in our old Africa"
- Dawn in the Heart of Africa
, Patrice Lumumba
Never Ending Opportunity!
The NEO Africa Foundation is a United States-based non-profit
organization founded by a group of Ghanaian professionals working in
America. NEO stands for Never Ending Opportunity, and the word
itself means new and different, both descriptions we consider as
fitting for the Africa we envisage. The aim of the foundation is to
contribute to human capital development in sub-Saharan Africa by:
- Extending merit-based educational scholarships to talented
- Pioneering national internship programs in Africa, with
the U.S. corporate internship system as our model
- Creating a life-time mentorship program to connect
successful African professionals to motivated African youth
- Selectively providing enterprise seed capital to
applicants with exceptional entrepreneurial promise
- Engaging the youth in effective social reform through
leadership training and community service programs
We believe that persistently high poverty levels in sub
Saharan Africa have rendered many youth ill equipped to reach their
potential. With the help of Africans in the Diaspora and friends of
Africa worldwide, we hope to create a new Africa, where the youth
can truly believe that the sky is the limit and pursue their dreams
with the same fearlessness and unbounded expectation that we have
found in America. Starting with a blueprint in Ghana, NEO will
provide services through three major programs:
Vocational, Secondary and
Tertiary Education Program (VSTEP)
Creation and Career Program
An integral part of all these programs is to match every
young person we touch with a mentor from our global network who will
guide the mentee to become a productive member of society and
ultimately, a role model to others.
Our Current Fundraising Initiatives
THE BLACK STAR
Support The Black Star Campaign Now! The Black Star
Campaign is a celebration of all true patriots of Ghana and a call
for Ghanaians everywhere to unite in pursuit of excellence. Our goal
is to raise funds over the next two years through wristband sales in
Ghana and abroad. Funds raised will be used to supplement funds from
our other fundraising campaigns and be dedicated to the following
education, job creation and community service programs. Click
here to find out more about this latest campaign.
THE 1-PAYCHECK-4-GHANA CAMPAIGN
of the founding members of NEO has made a lifetime commitment to
contribute one paycheck every year to the organization’s activities.
This is a powerful statement of our passion for a better Ghana, and
we have no doubt that there are many others who share this vision.
“1 Paycheck” is not just about money.
For most people, it represents two weeks of work; 80 grueling
hours! Your annual paycheck contribution can be literal (financial)
or symbolic, such as 80 hours of mentoring children in Ghana or
volunteering for future projects. Click
here to sign up. We invite you to join this unprecedented labor of
love for Mother Ghana.